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05 April 2013

AIM-PROGRESS develop resources to help start responsible sourcing programs

As companies begin their responsible sourcing journeys, one of the elements they look at is how they gather and monitor information from their supplier and internal sites. There are myriad data platforms available, each offering slightly different capabilities. Selecting the system that meets individual business needs can be a complex process. As a starting point, AIM-PROGRESS, in partnership with consultancy TwentyFifty, have created a reference guide to data platforms for responsible sourcing. The guide, which is internal to AIM-PROGRESS members, is based on publicly available information and provides an objective overview to various systems in a simple, easy to use format. The guide does not rank the platforms, nor does it recommend any preferred choices. Regular updates to include new platforms are planned.






14 March 2013

AIM-PROGRESS now at 35 members

McCain Foods is the latest addition to the AIM-PROGRESS initiative which now counts 35 members. The world's largest manufacturer of frozen potato products is active in more than 160 countries around the globe and has a strong responsible sourcing programme which is core to the business and inextricably linked to their ability to create sustainable and profitable growth. By choosing to work with suppliers that respect compliance, human rights, decent working conditions and strong environmental standards, McCain Foods want to create value for customers and minimize business risk.  





13 March 2013

GSCP workshop on capacity building in India

GSCP is organising the third capacity building workshop of its programme in New Delhi, India, on 16-17 April 2013. In the spirit of increased collaboration between our two organisations, AIM-PROGRESS member companies have been invited to send one delegate per company to join the workshop. If you are an AIM-PROGRESS member you can contact to receive the details.





13 February 2013

Mutual Recognition of audits expands

Mutual Recognition of each others' supplier audits, so that "an audit for one is an audit for all", is expanding rapidly among AIM-PROGRESS members. 24 companies are now sharing a base of 9,300 records of audited suppliers who they can seek permission from to get access to their audits instead of duplicating the procedure. This saves roughly 2500 Euros per audit, as well as time and resources. For more information on how Mutual Recognition works please check out the relevant webpage.






04 February 2013

GSCP releases new reference tool on supply chain social performance management

The GSCP has just published the GSCP Reference tool on Supply Chain Social Performance Management Systems.

This Reference tool has been developed by and for retailers and brands to support buying organisations in monitoring and improving social compliance performance throughout their supply chains.

You can access the GSCP Reference tool on Supply Chain Social Performance Management Systems here.

This practical tool, used in combination with the other GSCP Reference tools on social compliance (Reference Code, Social Audit Process and Methodology, Auditing Competence), offers a coherent framework for global buyers to develop and/or assess their own strategy and activities to ensure they efficiently contribute to sustainable supply chains.

Please feel free to share this tool among your contacts (this is an open source document, like the other GSCP Reference tools), as appropriate.





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